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Addendum to Formal Ethics Opinion 91: Ethical Duties of Attorney Selected by Insurer to Represent Its Insured

Addendum Increases the Potential for Conflict: Click Here to Read the Article
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Case Update

      Stresscon Corp. v. Travelers Property Casualty Company of America . – Court of Appeals expands notice-prejudice rule (CA 09/12/13). In this construction case, the general contractor and the concrete company settled their dispute without litigation and without the insurance company of the settlement or obtain its consent. The insurance company argued that the notice–prejudice rule does not apply to breaches of “no voluntary payment” clauses, and insurers...
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Are You Covered?

In the past few years, Coloradans have suffered their share of natural disasters from wildfires encroaching on urban areas to mudslides and flooding.  On the tail of each disaster I am always dismayed that so many people do not have the insurance coverage they thought.   After the emotional devastation of losing a home and personal possessions, the last place you want to be is in Court trying to resolve...
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Court Returns Verdict in Favor of R&Q Client

Ruebel & Quillen obtained a favorable verdict for a corporate client and its surety in June. The client had been sued for disputed amounts under a construction contract, but it denied owing the additional money. A district court judge agreed, and denied the claimant the sought-after six figure claim, finding in favor of the R&Q client for an amount less than had been offered before trial.
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Case Law Update

Colorado Supreme Court People v. Flockhart – Court declines to adopt a per se rule on challenges for cause. (SC 07/01/13).  In this criminal matter, the Court holds that while the better practice is for challenges for cause to be heard outside of the jury, a trial court retains discretion to conduct challenges for cause in open court.  Planning Partners International, LLC v. QED, Inc. – Court holds that determination...
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